Meanwhile, the real NFL is less than a week off, and as usual mock drafts are everywhere.
I don't do mocks, but I do have my wishlist. The Giants are drafting tenth, and boy, do they have a lot of needs. I am still reeling at how bad their defense was last year. Historically, in good years or bad years, the G-Men have always had a fearsome D, and they need to get back to that. They spent a fortune in free agency to bolster the defense, and with luck some of those players should have a difference... but given the way injuries always seem to decimate Big Blue, drafting for more D would make a lot of sense. The biggest need is for a top pass rusher. We still don't know if JPP will ever be the same player he was before he blew off half his hand, and even if he is, he needs help on the other side. Joey Bosa or Shaq Lawson would make me very happy in round one, if either one should last till number ten. That being said, there's also a chance Ezekial Elliott will be there as well, and if he is, I hope the Giants grab him. I love old smashmouth football, and the key to that is a bruising running game. Elliott looks as though he could be special.
As for the Jets, who knows? They draft considerably later. Some mocks have them taking a QB, but I don't know... the two top QB prospects will be coming off the board 1/2 this year, looks like, and I don't think anyone else is worth a first round pick. I am still hoping Gang Green can resign Fitz, to be sure, but if not, well, the Jets took Bryce Petty last year, I'd sooner they give him a chance rather than start over with someone new. Not that I have a vote. But if I did, I'd say the Jets should draft for defense as well. You can never have too many pass rushers, especially when you're in the same division as Tom Brady.